What sets a canoeing expedition apart is that it purifies you more rapidly and inescapably than any other. Travel a thousand miles by train and you are a brute; pedal five hundred on a bicycle and you remain basically a bourgeois; paddle a hundred in a canoe and you are already a child of nature.
Poverty is a soft pedal upon the branches of human activity, not excepting the spiritual.h. l. mencken
The politics must take care that the energy revolution will include also the traffic sector. (Johannes Erhard, WWF) The cars will lose their share while bicycles and pedelec (from pedal electric cycle) will have a big future. Less noice, less exhaust gas and more space will make our lives much more worth.
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